In an informal poll of five NFL executives, all five said they would pick Sam Darnold over Josh Rosen.
"Both are talented passers and both are tough," said one executive. "Rosen is tougher than he is given credit for. Sam just has a little more savvy and feel for the position to me. (Darnold has) more ability to make a crazy, improbable kind of play than Josh, while still being a highly skilled passer. (I) like both of them, but I'd take Sam if in position to choose one."
"I'll take Darnold," said a second executive. "Rosen's likely a better natural talent, but Sam just has that 'it' factor that can be so hard to find and quantify."
"They are both going to be good," said a third executive. "Rosen is more polished and a finished product now, but I'm a Darnold guy. He (has) 'it'."